Our Three Branches of Government lesson plan introduces students to the branches of government. During this lesson, students are asked to complete an activity in which they are assigned roles and must elect others to positions while providing sound justification for their decisions. Students are also asked to tell which branch given statements is a part of, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson material.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify the three branches of the U.S. government and list some of the responsibilities of each.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10